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Equality & Diversity

"The University's diversity plays a key role in sustaining its academic excellence"

Vice Chancellor, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz


Welcome to Equality & Diversity

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

The commitment applies to all protected groups and is underpinned by the University's Equal Opportunities Policy and Combined Equality Scheme (CES).

In recognition of the University's commitment to progressing equality and diversity, it has received the following awards:

Equality Duty Requirements

In line with requirements under the Equality Act 2010, the University has published the Equality & Diversity Information Report 2012/13. This incorporates data on staff and student matters at the University of Cambridge.

The University has also approved Equality Objectives (revised February 2013) in response to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010.


Latest news

Gender Equality Awards

30 September 2014

Gender equality awards for University and departments. Cambridge has joined a select group of universities with an institutional Athena SWAN silver award. The awards are bestowed in recognition of commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in higher...

Celebrating Diversity in Chemistry

27 August 2014

Professor Jeremy Sanders CBE FRSC FRS From an interested child to an interesting adult Jeremy Sanders has always broken through boundaries to find game changing discoveries and alter common perceptions.

Annual Race Equality Lecture

27 August 2014

29th October 2014 Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater: Remembering the Benefits of Multi-Cultural Britain In a context of growing anxiety about immigration, Bonnie Greer OBE explores how the UK’s cultural and ethnic diversity enriches our communities and how the UK benefits both societally and economically from its...